So if your organisation isn’t working out for you, what are the options? This is the question I may not answer, but seek at least to give some guidance with, and perhaps a stagnant character can be brought back to life.
-Step back from some responsibilities.
If you find yourself stuck in a rut of administering training to the noobs or constantly gathering items to stock in a shop and you find you are hating it apologise to people and pass the work onto someone else, free up your time to do something you enjoy when you log in.
-Work to distance yourself from people that bring you down.
After some time of playing any game you fall into friendship cliques and invariably these can lead to OOC attachments. If you wrry about logging in because drama-queen-sue has had another personal crisis and just cannot get through the next hour without your cliques advice and you're sick of it. Tell them, move away from the veiled-OOC friendships and perhaps persue a fully IC experience. Your OOC group might get pissy but if it's what you need to do, do it.
-Find something you enjoy doing and do it!
Maybe you've wanted to get into combat, but never found the time to spar, perhaps there is a convoluted quest that you've been itching to try, maybe there is a level you want to reach or something you want to buy but have never been able to realy bash to attain it.
Now is your chance! Cast off the obligations, enjoy some peace and do something for yourself! If your old game is too far gone, why not keep these points in mind and join us in Achaea, one of the top MUDs from Iron Realms Entertainment. Not only are they immersive, in depth and engaging, but they don't require any download and are free to play too.